Two of the world’s major poker brands, the World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE, have entered into a four-year partnership that will see seven events across Canada and Europe. Each of these events come packed with hefty prize pools of up to $3 Million in guarantees.
“I’m so pleased to announce our new partnership with the World Poker Tour,” John Duthie, President of partypoker LIVE, said. “The WPT has always aimed to put the players first, and that is a mission we strongly adhere to with our partypoker LIVE events. Collaborating with the WPT on these additional events across Canada and Europe will allow us to continue to provide players with the tournaments they want across the globe.”
“The World Poker Tour is proud to partner with partypoker LIVE on this new, four-year global initiative,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said. “The partnership allows the WPT to continue its dedication of bringing world-class poker to people’s lives, and we are honored to have John Duthie and the entire team at partypoker LIVE sharing in this value. Together with partypoker LIVE, we look forward to elevating the game for all levels.”
The first of these events has already been announced and it promises to be one-of-a-kind. WPT Montreal takes place from October 28 to November 4 at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. For the first time in WPT history, the festival brings together the WPT Main Tour, the WPT500, and the WPT DeepStacks. Each one extends a massive seven-figure guarantee:
- WPT Main Event: CAD $5,000,000 Guarantee
- WPT500: CAD $1,000,000 Guarantee
- WPT DeepStacks: CAD $1,000,000 Guarantee
According to the announcement, the tie-up will see a minimum of 300 seats up for grabs for every WPT Main Tour through qualifying promotions online. Players can win seats at partypoker for as little as $.01.
Upcoming events being planned are Sochi, Russia in February 2019 and the United Kingdom at Dusk Till Dawn in April 2019. All events will be streamed live at My partypoker LIVE app.
“The partnership with partypoker LIVE will bring WPT Main Tour stops in Europe to unprecedented heights,” Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, said. “We are thrilled that two major operators can join forces again to bring the best poker experience to the players with each individual savoir-faire.”
partypoker LIVE Dollars
Another treat for players, partypoker is offering a new currency called partypoker LIVE Dollars (PP LIVE Dollars). You can win PP LIVE Dollars online which can be used at partypoker LIVE events and select WPT events.
WPT expansion continues
This latest expansion by WPT adds to a growing roster of continents under their belt. Starting mid-September, the tour returns to Asia for events in Japan and Korea, spilling into October and November for events in Vietnam and India. Last year also saw the brand expand to South America with three highly successful events held in Brazil and Argentina.
Article by Tricia David